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This church gives me the freedom to be me. There is soooo much good inside the hearts of the people. - Kathleen Morgan

Racial Justice Initiative

Key to our work in Racial Justice for the next year is a brainstorming workshop on September 9, from 9-12, led by Diane Schmitz. By Toni Higgs What an important time to be engaged in racial justice! Locally, the Charleena Lyles shooting has propelled many of us into direct action, collecting cards and toys for the Solid Grou…

Garfield High senior: Why restorative justice matters to me

Last minute event added to Sept 10
Peacemaking Circles and Restorative Justice
Are you concerned about the school-to-prison pipeline and zero-tolerance school policies? Here’s a great opportunity to make a difference and also learn some useful skills. The Multicultural Circle invites you to participate in two activities: (1) Sun., Sept. 10, 11:30 a.m. in Ostrander Hall 1 – to watch videos and hear an introduction to peacemaking circles and the practice of restorative justice; (2) Friday evening, Nov. 10 and Saturday, Nov. 11 – Basic training to learn how peacemaking circles work, with two trainers who work with the Garfield High School program. For more information please contact Aileen Pruiksma at 206-363-3872 or After many hours of training to learn how to facilitate a restorative justice process, I recently had a real case and opportunity to prove my capabilities as a peer mediator and a proponent of rest…

Hurricane Harvey relief

Information from Zach Wolgemuth, from UCC Disaster Ministries: I want to remind everyone of our financial appeal and Harvey webpage with worship resources and information about other ways to be involved.
Harvey Donation Link –
Harvey Webpage - We are asking for prayers for everyone impacted by the storm, and for your continued support as the long-term recovery take shape. The wide-spread rain across many areas of Texas, was devastating, and will require volunteers who can help with the rebuilding process, at the appropriate time down the…

A Statement of Commendation and Solidarity

Voted by our Church Council August 16, 2017
A Statement of Commendation and Solidarity
The Church Council of University Congregational United Church of Christ, in Seattle, Washington, gratefully commends the faithful work of religious leaders in and around Charlottesville, Virginia, as they demonstrate their commitment to the love and justice of God in the face of hatred and violence on display in their community. In their spirit, we affirm that Christ leads us to celebrate and protect the unity and diversity of all of God’s people and, therefore, to stand publicly and to organize cooperatively in solidarity against any appeals to white supremacy, religious bigotry and nationalistic intolerance. As voted on at the August 16, 2017 Church Council meeting The Church Council of University Congregational United Church of Christ, in Seattle, Washington, gratefully commends the faithful work of r…

Mary's Place | Recent news from Mary’s Place, a non-profit day center in Seattle for homeless women and their children.

You are invited to be a part of a unique opportunity to create home in our church, and build connections with church members, and moms and kids who don't have permanent housing. We are hosting Mary's Place Aug 22-Sep 5. Volunteers need to attend a training next week on either Aug 15 or 16 at 6:30 in our choir room. You can sign up in the Narthex on Sunday. Empowering Homeless Women, Children and Families to Reclaim Their Lives. What's New? Our Back to School Wish List Our annual Back to School Extravaganza will take place on September 1 where we will make sure that nearly 300 kids are ready for the school year with new shoes, haircuts, back pack...

Sharing Your Migration Story

September begins a new worship series around the theme of migration. If you haven't made a "migration bird" yet, bring photocopies of family pictures that help tell your story, and join Kris Garrett in Harrington Chapel August 6 after worship. ~ Kris Garratt What stories of movement have shaped you? Beginning in September, our worship life will focus on the concept of migration-how it shaped the lives of our spiritual ancestors and how i…

United Church of Christ approves emergency resolution on climate change - The Boston Globe

UCC General Synod resolution on climate change The national conference of the UCC on Monday passed an emergency resolution written by the head of the Massachusetts conference denouncing President Trump’s announcement of a withdrawal from the Paris climate accord. It urges clergy to preach on “the moral obligation of our generation to protect God...

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Friday, July 28 Seattle Storm vs Dallas Wings
Faith & Family Night
We don't have anyone organizing a group of us yet, but this looks like a fun night of professional basketball! ($15 value seating) Ticket Central is the official hub to purchase Seattle Storm group tickets, single game tickets, ticket packages and memberships to Seattle Storm games and events at KeyArena.

Job opening: Children’s Ministry Director

Our search begins for a Children's Ministry Director. See details on our website. University Congregational UCC is a large, dynamic, progressive church in the University District of Seattle, WA. We are seeking a Director of Children’s Ministry to engage and support the sp…

Charleena Lyles – How to Help

Information from Solid Ground with suggestions on how we can support the children and families at Brettler Family Place, and how we can be advocates for change on our city and state. What Happened Charleena Lyles was a young black pregnant mother with four kids, living at Magnuson Park in housing owned by Solid Ground, to help formerly homeless people get back on their feet. Sh…

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Seattle, WA

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